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Google Webmaster: Site Performance is as important as SEO

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 | Business | 4 Comments

Web developers always say it’s important to speed up a site.  Either cut the size of an image, or minimize requests.

Why should we?  Everyone has a broadband connection and a fast computer.  Why worry about an extra second or two?

First, it’s never just worrying about a second, it’s sometimes worrying about cutting a few milliseconds off a page load.  Eliminating 1 HTTP request.

Fixing site perforamance is just as important as doing proper SEO.  If you do all the SEO work in the world, Google won’t want to index a slow site.

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Help: How do I announce a new website?

Sunday, March 7th, 2010 | Business, Tutorials | 3 Comments

We launch websites every month or two for clients, and make many website updates.  What are the best ways to tell the “internet” that your site is up, and ready to be checked out?  I’m going to focus on the free options, as I find anything that costs money sketchy (especially with regard to listing a site).

We can divide this into a few categories:

  • Search Engines
  • Social Networking
  • Peer Sites
  • News Aggregators

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